23 Oct, 2010 @ 09:00
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True Hero

A LOCAL policeman has been awarded a medal after saving the life of a tourist on a busy Nerja street.

The quick-thinking of Bernardo Cortes Garrido led to the successful resuscitation of the 64-year-old Swedish woman who had suffered a heart attack.

Cortes quickly removed the woman, Birgit Claesson, from her car, where she had collapsed, and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Within a few minutes an ambulance had arrived at the scene to rush her to hospital.

Claesson is now out of danger at Axarquia County Hospital, while Cortes was honoured for his “rapid and correct action.”

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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